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Describe the relationship between Anne and her mother in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

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The relationship between Anne and her mother, Edith, is, for the most part, quite difficult. It's often the case that teenage girls will have difficult relationships with their mothers, but the added stresses and strains of life in the secret annex make things that little bit more fraught for Anne and her mother.

Much of the tension seems to emanate from Edith's perceived partiality toward Anne's sister, Margot. Margot can do no wrong in Edith's eyes; she's very much the apple of her eye. Yet whatever Anne says or does never seems good enough for Edith, who's almost always on her case about something or other. No wonder that Anne loudly laments her mother's lack of understanding toward her.

Because of the breakdown in relations between...

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anne and mother had a tentative relationship. they both had some misunderstanding between them and were not able to confide in each other . mother loved anne very much and anne also loved her mother but mood swings and misunderstanding made matter worse.